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KNOWLEDGENET PENETRATES EUROPEAN
E-LEARNING MARKET WITH
KnowledgeNet's Entrance Into European Market Paves Way to Deliver Concrete
Business Results for European Customers Through Results-Based Enterprise E-Learning
PHOENIX -- August 7, 2002 –
KnowledgeNet(R), Inc., the fastest-growing provider of enterprise e-learning
solutions, today announced a reseller partnership with Azlan, Europe's leading
networking solutions provider. The deal is a significant step forward for KnowledgeNet
as it marks the company's entry into the European market. Under the terms of
the agreement, Azlan will serve as the European sales partner for KnowledgeNet
and will actively market and distribute the KnowledgeNet® INTERACTIVE and KnowledgeNet®EXPRESS
learning solutions to its customers.
Award-winning KnowledgeNet INTERACTIVE is a true, second-generation e-learning
environment. It provides an engaging, multimedia-rich self-paced learning experience
that delivers unprecedented levels of learning efficiency and effectiveness
through advanced instructional design concepts such as prescriptive learning
and technically accurate, captivating simulations, along with anytime, anywhere
accessibility. KnowledgeNet EXPRESS is a breakthrough e-learning product offering
that combines the benefits of web-based, expert-led instruction with the flexibility
and value of a self-paced environment - essentially bringing a world-class technical
instructor to your home or office according to your own schedule preferences.
Through this partnership, Azlan can now offer customers a comprehensive training
solution, including: classroom training using their 186 classrooms throughout
Europe; live instructor-led training via the Web that leverages their certified
instructors to deliver a virtual classroom to the student's desktop; and self-paced
courses via the KnowledgeNet INTERACTIVE and EXPRESS offerings. Azlan will also
have the ability to provide customers with access to KnowledgeNet® MENTOR, a
training support system for students enrolled in a KnowledgeNet course that
includes: one-on-one coaching via email and chat; practice labs; technology
and certification advice; and additional coaching resources.
All these solutions are supported via the KnowledgeNet Learning Management
System (LMS), which tracks students through the self-paced learning process,
and the Azlan "MANE" program, which provides the training needs analysis
necessary to select the correct learning modality.
"KnowledgeNet has the recognized status as an e-learning leader within
the training industry," said Richard Leigh, European training director,
Azlan. "We are very pleased to make available KnowledgeNet's next-generation
e-learning solutions to our European customers. Having three primary training
delivery methods allow us to offer a tailored, blended solution that best fits
the needs of our customers. Our customers no longer have to choose between e-learning
or classroom training. They can have both, in the format that best serves their
business and learning objectives."
"KnowledgeNet is committed to delivering learning solutions that drive
tangible business results for our customers. A key component to this commitment
is the quality of our partners," said Tom Graunke, CEO and co-founder of
KnowledgeNet. "Azlan is the leading European training and distribution
organization. This partnership clearly validates our results-driven and cost-effective
solutions approach. I look forward to working with Azlan and helping them realize
the true promise of e-learning through solutions that deliver a clear competitive
About Azlan Azlan Group PLC is a pan-European solutions group, quoted
on the London Stock Exchange, operating in the networking communications sector.
Azlan currently operates one of the largest certified independent training organizations
in Europe specializing in authorized technical network training for leading
IT manufacturers, with 186 training rooms at 31 sites in 13 countries. The training
business employs some 200 qualified trainers who are able to deliver training
in 20 languages and is one of the largest training companies in Europe for Cisco,
Microsoft, Novell, Nortel, GTS and Lotus. In addition, Azlan provides customized
training, learning consultancy and full outsource solutions to major corporate,
government and IT clients. Visit Azlan at http://www.azlan.com/.
About KnowledgeNet KnowledgeNet is the fastest-growing company in the
learning industry. KnowledgeNet offers a second-wave, internet-based learning
suite - "enterprise e-learning" - that is the only results-based corporate
e-learning solution. The Company's over 1,500 titles of instructor-led and self-paced
content and delivery solutions constitute an integrated suite of e-learning
products that can be easily customized to suit individual learning styles. KnowledgeNet
has received nearly a dozen industry distinctions for its e-learning solutions.
KnowledgeNet is a Cisco Learning Solutions Partner, and is a Microsoft Certified
Technical Education Center (CTEC) as well as a Microsoft Certified Partner.
Of the Fortune 50, 47 companies are KnowledgeNet customers, including blue-chip
companies and institutions such as Cisco, EMC, GE, Lockheed Martin and Sun Microsystems.
Founded in 1998, KnowledgeNet is a privately held company based in Phoenix,
Arizona. Visit KnowledgeNet at http://www.knowledgenet.com/. For more
information, call 1-888-577-5779.
KnowledgeNet is a registered trademark of KnowledgeNet.com, Inc. All product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
Contacts: David McCann KnowledgeNet Public Relations (480) 315-4724 email@example.com